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The Insidious James Martin, SJ

I really had trouble deciding whether to go with insidious, sinister, or pernicious.  Sinister seemed to give him a little too much credit and pernicious not enough. During this time of crisis, it would be oh so nice if James Martin, SJ, could refrain from being a jerk, but it’s just not meant to be. And lest you accuse me of an ad hominem, allow me to show you the evidence. Hardly baseless.

I suggest, first, that you do not read an article summarizing what Archbishop Burke said but read his actual statement in its entirety  here:

Next, did Fr. James Martin, SJ, miss a day or two of Catholic 101 along the way? Yes, Father, physical evil entered into the world because of original sin and our own sins allow more and more of it to live on.  Seriously, if you follow Fr. Martin, I honestly suggest doing what I do. Never, ever, take anything he says as doctrine without doing a little research yourself.

This from the Catechism (a book James Martin, SJ, apparently isn’t very familiar with):
399 Scripture portrays the tragic consequences of this first disobedience. Adam and Eve immediately lose the grace of original holiness. They become afraid of the God of whom they have conceived a distorted image – that of a God jealous of his prerogatives.

400 The harmony in which they had found themselves, thanks to original justice, is now destroyed: the control of the soul’s spiritual faculties over the body is shattered; the union of man and woman becomes subject to tensions, their relations henceforth marked by lust and domination. Harmony with creation is broken: visible creation has become alien and hostile to man. Because of man, creation is now subject “to its bondage to decay”. Finally, the consequence explicitly foretold for this disobedience will come true: man will “return to the ground”, for out of it he was taken. Death makes its entrance into human history.”


Does original sin still affect us today? Yes. Does Fr. Martin believe this? I’ll leave that up to you to infer.

The consequences of Adam’s sin for humanity

402 All men are implicated in Adam’s sin, as St. Paul affirms: “By one man’s disobedience many (that is, all men) were made sinners”: “sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned.” The Apostle contrasts the universality of sin and death with the universality of salvation in Christ. “Then as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men.”

403 Following St. Paul, the Church has always taught that the overwhelming misery which oppresses men and their inclination towards evil and death cannot be understood apart from their connection with Adam’s sin and the fact that he has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the “death of the soul”. Because of this certainty of faith, the Church baptizes for the remission of sins even tiny infants who have not committed personal sin.

404 How did the sin of Adam become the sin of all his descendants? The whole human race is in Adam “as one body of one man”. By this “unity of the human race” all men are implicated in Adam’s sin, as all are implicated in Christ’s justice. Still, the transmission of original sin is a mystery that we cannot fully understand. But we do know by Revelation that Adam had received original holiness and justice not for himself alone, but for all human nature. By yielding to the tempter, Adam and Eve committed a personal sin, but this sin affected the human nature that they would then transmit in a fallen state. It is a sin which will be transmitted by propagation to all mankind, that is, by the transmission of a human nature deprived of original holiness and justice. And that is why original sin is called “sin” only in an analogical sense: it is a sin “contracted” and not “committed” – a state and not an act.

405 Although it is proper to each individual, original sin does not have the character of a personal fault in any of Adam’s descendants. It is a deprivation of original holiness and justice, but human nature has not been totally corrupted: it is wounded in the natural powers proper to it, subject to ignorance, suffering and the dominion of death, and inclined to sin – an inclination to evil that is called concupiscence”. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, erases original sin and turns a man back towards God, but the consequences for nature, weakened and inclined to evil, persist in man and summon him to spiritual battle.

406 The Church’s teaching on the transmission of original sin was articulated more precisely in the fifth century, especially under the impulse of St. Augustine’s reflections against Pelagianism, and in the sixteenth century, in opposition to the Protestant Reformation. Pelagius held that man could, by the natural power of free will and without the necessary help of God’s grace, lead a morally good life; he thus reduced the influence of Adam’s fault to bad example. The first Protestant reformers, on the contrary, taught that original sin has radically perverted man and destroyed his freedom; they identified the sin inherited by each man with the tendency to evil (concupiscentia), which would be insurmountable. The Church pronounced on the meaning of the data of Revelation on original sin especially at the second Council of Orange (529) and at the Council of Trent (1546).”

And from the Catholic Encyclopedia:

The second effect of sin is to entail the penalty of undergoing suffering (reatus pænæ). Sin (reatus culpæ) is the cause of this obligation (reatus pænæ ). The suffering may be inflicted in this life through the medium of medicinal punishments, calamities, sickness, temporal evils, which tend to withdraw from sin; or it may be inflicted in the life to come by the justice of God as vindictive punishment.

Better suffer now than later, Fr. Martin.

More Catholic understanding from the Catholic Encyclopedia that Fr. Martin doesn’t quite get:

Permission of sin and remedies

Since it is of faith that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and all good it is difficult to account for sin in His creation. The existence of evil is the underlying problem in all theology. Various explanations to account for its existence have been offered, differing according to the philosophical principles and religious tenets of their authors. Any Catholic explanation must take into account the defined truths of the omnipotence, omniscience, and goodness of God; free will on the part of man; and the fact that suffering is the penalty of sin. Of metaphysical evil, the negation of a greater good, God is the cause inasmuch as he has created beings with limited forms. Of physical evil (malum pænæ) He is also the cause. Physical evil, considered as it proceeds from God and is inflicted in punishment of sin in accordance with the decrees of Divine justice, is good, compensating for the violation of order by sin. It is only in the subject affected by it that it is evil.

Now, James Martin, SJ, while you have a wee bit of trouble coming up with Catholic teaching, Cardinal Burke does a bang up job of it:

Many with whom I am in communication, reflecting upon the present worldwide health crisis with all of its attendant effects, have expressed to me the hope that it will lead us – as individuals and families, and as a society – to reform our lives, to turn to God Who is surely near to us and Who is immeasurable and unceasing in His mercy and love towards us. There is no question that great evils like pestilence are an effect of original sin and of our actual sins. God, in His justice, must repair the disorder which sin introduces into our lives and into our world. In fact, He fulfills the demands of justice by His superabundant mercy.

As if that weren’t enough:

God has not left us in the chaos and death, which sin introduces into the world, but has sent His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer, die, rise from the dead and ascend in glory to His right hand, in order to remain with us always, purifying us of sin and inflaming us with His love. In His justice, God recognizes our sins and the need of their reparation, while, in His mercy He showers upon us the grace to repent and make reparation. The Prophet Jeremiah prayed: “We recognize, O LORD, our wickedness, the guilt of our fathers; that we have sinned against you,” but he immediately continued his prayer: “For your name’s sake spurn us not, disgrace not the throne of your glory; remember your covenant with us, and break it not” (Jer 14, 20-21).

As usual, Fr. Martin is simply playing politics here. By cherry picking a bible verse without ever including Catholic teaching on sin, suffering, physical evil, etc., he tries to paint Cardinal Burke as a sophomoric lout. James Martin, SJ, counts on you to never see a Church document as long as you live. Don’t fall for it. I suggest you read this one. I mean the whole thing. Looks like Cardinal Burke is quite familiar with it:

15. When one says that Christ by his mission strikes at evil at its very roots, we have in mind not only evil and definitive, eschatological suffering (so that man “should not perish, but have eternal life”), but also—at least indirectly toil and suffering in their temporal and historical dimension. For evil remains bound to sin and death. And even if we must use great caution in judging man’s suffering as a consequence of concrete sins (this is shown precisely by the example of the just man Job), nevertheless suffering cannot be divorced from the sin of the beginnings, from what Saint John calls “the sin of the world”(29), from the sinful background of the personal actions and social processes in human history. Though it is not licit to apply here the narrow criterion of direct dependance (as Job’s three friends did), it is equally true that one cannot reject the criterion that, at the basis of human suffering, there is a complex involvement with sin.”

Fr. Martin? First, he doesn’t want you to pay attention to sin, and second, he doesn’t want you to think that you have any responsibility for evil existing in the world. He really doesn’t want you to know that, while God doesn’t cause evil, he allows the natural effects of our sins to occur as a remedy for our soul. Sometimes that’s our own concrete, actual sin and sometimes it’s the sin that exists in the world, both of which cause a rupture with all that is good. When Christ said, “Take up your Cross and follow me!”, he meant it. Not really the path we’d end up on with Fr. Martin’s advice. Not entirely sure why he hopes to keep the history of the Church quiet, but he does. Somehow he missed (or intentionally ignored) the saints who lived during “The Plague”, especially their response to it, which was always penance, penance, and more penance. Hmmm…wonder why they would suggest that if sin had nothing to do with it? Most Catholics have heard of St. Charles Borromeo by now. Do you really believe Fr. Martin doesn’t know about him?

Here’s another good read for these times. Shorter, easier, etc.:

Are natural disasters truly “acts of God”?

Life Without Mass, Our New Frontier

First, this is not a post on whether or not Masses should be cancelled. That debate has been done to death and few are going to change their thoughts and decisions on the matter. This is a post about the here and now. For a good many of us, Mass is not going to happen for an unknown time. What does that mean for people, spiritually and mentally?

I’m not trying to be more of a downer than what we’ve already got going on, but based just on comments I’m seeing, I think there are some who may be totally caught off guard by the reality of life without Mass. People are totally right that there’s no reason to believe that we will automatically have divine protections by attending Mass or receiving the Eucharist, but there’s also no reason to believe that we will be protected from the lack of it either. Like I said, the situation is what it is in your area. We have to contend with that reality whether we agree with it or not.

Unless you have been deprived of Mass for a lengthy period of time, you don’t know the toll it can take. I tell you this from experience, although I think I can look back now on that experience and see that it may have simply been be so I can pass this message along to you. I don’t think anyone here is naive but I do think knowing and living the reality are two very different things.

For some, you chose not to attend at some point in your life for whatever reason you had. If you remember what it was like during that time of your life, you have a pretty good idea that it’s not the best situation. There’s a reason you came to, or came back to, the Catholic Church. Most of us, lifelong faithful or not, can look at a good chunk of the population and get a sliver of an idea that life without Mass is bad. People these days, in too much quantity, are proud, envious, angry, gluttonous, lustful, lazy, and greedy. In addition, they’re depressed, anxiety ridden, hopeless, oppressed, etc.  Until now, we have had the ability to receive the graces of the Sacrament and from being physically present in front of Our Lord’s Body and Blood, yet we still have trouble with those temptations ourselves, and now many of us have lost that. Believing and being denied is a whole knew experience for most. And, no, all of the telecast Masses and Spiritual Communions can’t make up for that loss. Don’t freak out here. I’m not saying those aren’t VERY beneficial. In fact, Spiritual Communions are very important, even more so now, if possible, and yet still not the same. Graces will be received. It’s just not the complete “source and summit of our Christian life.” If it were the same, we’d be allowed to do this fulfill our Sunday obligations. I’ve been thinking a lot about the word “source” in the last couple days. We’re going to go without it. That will have a negative effect.

Now, to you who are just now being made aware of the whole Spiritual Communion concept (I’m sure many of you went to the same kinds of “catholic” schools I went where they skipped that chapter of Faith and Practice), this is just a snippet of the differences and why one should often cultivate the desire before practicing the culmination:
The Eucharist thus appears as the culmination of all the sacraments in perfecting our communion with God the Father by identification with his only-begotten Son through the working of the Holy Spirit. With discerning faith a distinguished writer of the Byzantine tradition voiced this truth: in the Eucharist “unlike any other sacrament, the mystery [of communion] is so perfect that it brings us to the heights of every good thing: here is the ultimate goal of every human desire, because here we attain God and God joins himself to us in the most perfect union”. Precisely for this reason it is good to cultivate in our hearts a constant desire for the sacrament of the Eucharist. This was the origin of the practice of “spiritual communion”, which has happily been established in the Church for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life. Saint Teresa of Jesus wrote: “When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you”

As our Masses were cancelled, I was trying to explain to my husband what it was like being denied Mass and receiving the Eucharist. Words kind of failed me, if you can believe that. I think what I finally said was, “I don’t think people realize how oppressive it can be.” I hadn’t even thought about it in a long while. Really, we’re spoiled. I mean, our world is, well, ick. Can you imagine it when the faithful, who have enough trouble keeping our head above water, are just a little more oppressed? So, what I’m trying to do here is to try to come up with some extra spiritual vitamin boosts during this time of deficiency to get us through however long this is going to take. Hoping readers will also chime in with their added devotions, sacramentals, etc.

So, yeah, to top off my list is Spiritual Communions. Many, many, many of them. Here’s just a short little primer:  Just an FYI, we should be doing this at every Mass before we receive anyway, but like I said, poor Catholic schooling, at least in these parts.

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at

least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly

to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.


Again, you can do this all day long. I’d also read more on it. It can be very comforting.

Next, obviously, the Rosary. Don’t really think I need to say more. It’s Catholic 101.

Another one is Holy Water. I cannot tell you what a difference it’s made in times which I can only describe as oppressed. It’s just going to be my word of the day. I sprinkle here and there whenever I think about it, and more when I’m troubled. And if you don’t know what St. Teresa of Avila said about it, here:  Priests, when you leave someone’s house, please, please leave them with a big bottle of Holy Water. We so need this now.

Start thinking of specific people to pray for every day (most do of you do that anyway) and let them know you are doing it. It really gives hope when someone says, “Hey, you just popped into my head today and I prayed for you and your intentions.” In other words, remind people the Body of Christ still exists even though we might not be able to gather physically. Satan is thrilled we cannot gather but we can spiritually.

Remember you have a guardian angel. Ask for him to protect you. Spend this time cultivating a real relationship with him. Let’s face it, we often forget what we can’t see. Also spend time praying to your spouse and children’s angels. They’re all just waiting to be asked!

This list is just meant to be a start and is by no means exhaustive. I know many of you have many more favorites so PLEASE add them in the comment section. Whether we realize it or not we’re going to probably need more ideas in our arsenals. We’re all different and while we’ve got the go to weapons that apply to all of us, some might be extra special to each individual.

Also, if you are struggling physically, mentally, materially or spiritually, feel free to send me a message using contact me, Twitter PM or Facebook and I will do all I can. I always see people apologize for needing help. Don’t! That’s what the Body of Christ is for! We will get through this!

For those of you who still have Mass available! Please remember us!


Do You Really Believe?

I’ve really been putting off writing this one for weeks, because  it’s been so depressing watching the response to, well, everything. To me, it seems most Catholics don’t really believe our prayers are efficacious in any way. What’s the latest thing to lead me to this theory? This:

I don’t know if Bishop Taylor noticed but Easter is FOUR weeks away. Why is he so trigger happy? You’d think he’d want to, maybe, wait at least a couple of weeks before making that call? A lot could happen between now and then. And, you know, we are praying for a speedy end, so there’s that. Maybe before going nuclear, he should get his rear outside and do a little Eucharistic procession, even if all by himself, around his city like the priest in Italy did.

Before that, there were a lot of troubling little things in the Church. I think the last one before the Corona Crazy hit was the dropping of the Amazon doc. No women deacons, no married priests, but, rather than cheer with glee, the response of many faithful was, “Oh, don’t worry, they’ll still get it in somehow.” My gosh! Didn’t many priests, bishops and cardinals ask us to pray and fast for that one? Didn’t we do just that? Can’t we, just maybe, think that our prayers were answered and give a “Thanks be to God!”? How about, at the very least, don’t jeer the people who believe their prayers were answered, even if only temporarily, or call them naive, as if you have sort of divine information connection?

Every time something positive happens, the Eeyores come out. I wonder why the heck every one of them ever bothers to suggest we pray, fast, etc. themselves, because they never seem to expect a positive outcome.  Some of us, however, are trying to have the faith of at least a mustard seed. So, in our present time of chaos, and whether you be a liberal or conservative, can we all put a little effort into having faith that our prayers will work?



If you don’t like ”X”, don’t be or do “X”. Isn’t that how liberal logic normally goes? But why don’t they do that for Catholicism?

Before we look at this screed, let’s take a look at the author, Kevin Molloy, according to his New Ways bio:

About Kevin Molloy

Kevin Molloy has worked in ministry with youth and undergraduate college students since 2013. He received his A.B. in Religious Studies from the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, and his M.A. in Systematic Theology from Union Theological Seminary, New York. In addition to ministry, Kevin studies and teaches Liberation Theology, with a particular interest in LGBT liberation and queer theologies.

A few things we can learn from this? Don’t send your kids to College of the Holy Cross or Union Theological Seminary if you want them to have a shred of understanding of the Catholic faith. Besides, Union Theological Seminary isn’t even Catholic. I’m just thinking a guy who was educated by non-Catholics and doesn’t actually understand Catholicism might not want to critique bishops who know far more about what the Catholic Church teaches.

Minnesota Bishops’ Anti-Transgender School Policy Lacks Science, Theological Imagination

March 4, 2020/3 Comments/in Hierarchy, Parish Life & Pastoral Care, Schools & Youth, Uncategorized /by Kevin Molloy

Bishops in Minnesota have adopted anti-transgender policies for Catholic schools in their dioceses that will continue to marginalize and harm the well-being of transgender students.

It’s ridiculous to excoriate Catholic bishops for upholding the teachings of the Catholic Church. NOBODY is holding a gun to anyone’s head and making them go to a Catholic school. You want to allow your child to live under a delusion that their body is somehow in conflict with their soul? I find it tragic, but there are many other places that would allow you to inflict that type of damage on your child.

In guidelines adopted last year, the bishops of Minnesota set forth principles to govern the policies on gender identity of all Catholic schools in the state. The bishops claim that in setting out these guiding principles, they intend to affirm the “God-given irrevocable dignity of every human person.” The list of governing principles, however, have limited theological understandings of God and flawed scientific, biological, and psychological understanding of sex and gender. They also ignore the lived experience of trans and non-binary people.

“Limited theological understanding of God” according to whom? Oh, yes, the guy with the sub-par, typical, Jesuit education and a non-Catholic advanced degree. Isn’t that the definition of “limited theological understanding of God?” Yes, let’s listen to him drone on about the Catholic theology he knows nothing about.

In “Guiding Principles for Catholic Schools and Religious Education Concerning Human Sexuality and Sexual Identity,” the Minnesota bishops base a significant portion of their argument on the Genesis creation stories, arguing that God only creates males and females. Any “sexual identity,” they argue, must be in congruence with one’s sex assigned at birth. According to the “Definitions” set forth in the Minnesota bishops’ document, to have a gender identity that does not match assigned sex is not only impossible, but it is a betrayal of “the inner unity and reality of the human person made body and soul in the image and likeness of God.”

Do you think Mr. Molloy has ever heard the term “dualism?” (coughheresy***) Do you think Mr. Molloy has ever seen the Summa Theologia? (Gee, what a fool that Thomas Aquinas was!)  Karlo Broussard, who apparently didn’t get his degree from Union Theological Seminary and has a wee bit more of a grasp on actual Catholicism than Molloy, lays it out very well here. (Send your kids where he went if you want them to understand Catholicism.)

By the way, rather than reading Kevin’s paraphrasing, here’s the document he’s frothing about:

More troubling than these foundational definitions are the proposed applications of these theological principles. The bishops restrict the use of pronouns by students to those that match their assigned sex. Students are restricted to use only facilities and participate only in extracurricular activities that are based on their assigned sex. The bishops forbid any expression of one’s gender that does not match one’s assigned sex, claiming that such an expression “causes disruption or confusion regarding the Church’s teaching on human sexuality.”

So, the bishops are for truth, reality and science? They’re for witnessing Catholic teaching vs. “gender ideology?” Shocker!

Two affirmations are particularly troubling for both trans students and their allies. While the document offers the assurance that all students and families deserve respect and charity, the bishops also say that interactions with students should be marked with “the truth about human dignity and God’s love.” Since the bishops’ definition of truth about human dignity is entwined with oppressive views about gender identity, this policy might be used to protect those who deny a trans student’s identity or disparage their experience.

Uh, the bishops’ definitions are intertwined with TRUTH. Truth is never oppressive. In fact, it’s the basis for the dignity of the human person. Peoples’ “experience” doesn’t negate truth in any way. Often it warps our view of it, but reality remains.

Let’s say one has experienced some sort of abuse, whether mental, physical or emotional, and it’s warped their view of love. It doesn’t change the truth about love. It just means they have a malformed view of it. I once dealt with a woman who was sure her boyfriend loved her. Do you know why she felt that way? Because he made sure she was sitting down before he hit her! Did that experience equal truth? Yeah, no. Would it have been good for me to let her go on thinking that was Truth?

Neither does experience make bad good or a wrong right. We can think of a thousand examples for those. It is what is referred to in the scientific, moral or psychiatric realm as a dysphoria. The remedy for it is not to feed it but to treat it.

Additionally, the bishops state:

“The consciences of students and employees will be respected with the assurance of their inviolable right to the acknowledgement that God has created each person as a unity of body and soul, male or female, and that God-designed sexual expression and behavior must be exclusively oriented to love and life in marriage between one man and one woman.”

The policy makes clear that those who uphold the bishops’ definition of sex and gender will be protected.

No, everyone will be protected, even if it’s from themselves. Duh. Catholics have the right to accept or reject Catholic teaching, but the Church doesn’t have the duty to affirm them when they are wrong. She has the duty to teach and defend Truth.

By explicitly making these two assertions in the policy guidelines, without making any specific protections from bullying and harassment for trans students, the bishops further marginalize and unjustly discriminate against these vulnerable youth.

Not sure if this is an intentional lie or merely an oversight, but there’s a bullying policy found right below the document he’s trashing here:  Oops. And, no, they don’t have a specific bullying policy for those suffering with gender dysphoria. It’s a blanket policy for anyone being bullied.

Theologically, the “Guiding Principles” limit the creative potential of God. Because God created the universe out of nothing, God’s creative capacity is without bounds. To say that God can only make humans whose gender identity matches a person’s sex assigned at birth is to deny God’s ultimate power of creation. Feminist and queer theologians have rejected the idea that God operates within or ordains binaries. They see the male vs. female dichotomy as a function of finite beings who themselves have set up systems of binaries, and a projection onto God.

And at this point all you can do is say “says who?” God is all-knowing and all-loving. He doesn’t make peoples’ souls to be in conflict with their bodies because, well, that would be counter to the all-loving part. “Queer whoever” can think what they like, but this isn’t in any way Catholic. So, again, we’ve got idiot when it comes to Catholicism commenting on Catholicism and a Catholic entity.  I’ve never really been sure what this means, but “Step off!” seems appropriate here.

Fr. James Martin, SJ has criticized similar understandings of gender and sexual identity by Church authorities as, “mainly a dialogue with philosophers and theologians, and with other church documents; but not with scientists and biologists, not with psychologists, and certainly not with LGBT people.”

And James Martin, SJ is wrong six days out of seven. OK, maybe seven out of seven. He may very well indeed agree with you, but that would be rather narcissistic to think that equals Truth. In this instance, Kevin’s got all but the last group wrong, and that’s not even complete. Catholic philosophers, documents, theologians, scientist and biologists, and even sometimes the LGB disagree with those promoting “transgenderism.” And then there’s even those who formerly considered themselves “T” who have said it was a dysphoria and are full of regret. But, again, Catholics are called to embrace Catholic doctrine (aka -TRUTH) no matter who agrees.

The Minnesota bishops should immediately rescind these guidelines until they take the experience of trans people seriously, listen to the LGBTQ community to hear how they experience gender and sexuality in relationship to God, and consult 21st century science and psychology to ensure the well-being of students entrusted to their care. Had the bishops chosen to open a true dialogue, they would hear the truth about trans people from trans people. That might allow them to show respect, sensitivity, and preferential compassion to trans people as “God-given blessings” rather than continue to oppress and harm an already marginalized population—the antithesis to Jesus’ mission.

Truth isn’t up for negotiation, Kevin Malloy. The bishops are charged with guarding the faithful and teaching Truth. That is Jesus’ mission. True dialogue doesn’t entail twisting the truth to try to appease.

The bishops could adopt policies like Alverno College in neighboring Wisconsin and Loyola University in nearby Chicago, who understand the foundational Catholic principle of caring for each person in unique ways. Catholic policies, should be oriented to supporting and affirming students in their own gender expression and sexual identity. Jesus, who offered binary-destroying love and compassion to all people, is the model for how to respond to transgender people

Uh, neither college understands Catholicism and its relationship to Truth. I’d like to know if they are next going to affirm those who consider themselves “transfeline” or “transabled?” These are also tragic dysphoria, but hey, Kevin Malloy hasn’t lived their experience.

For more information on how official Catholic doctrine and policies continue to harm the transgender community, and how some Catholic communities are working to be affirming and inclusive, see the “Transgender” category, or click here.  For resources about transgender people and Catholicism, click here. If you are interested in hosting a session of “Trans-Forming Love,” New Ways Ministry’s workshop on pastoral ministry with transgender people, click here.

—Kevin Molloy, New Ways Ministry,  March 4, 2020

Remember when New Ways tried to pass themselves off as faithful Catholics? At least they’re getting a little more honest. They don’t believe in the doctrine of the Church and they never really have.


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